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51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA, USA

Book Passage has served the Bay Area for more than 40 years, providing the community with an array of author events, writing and language classes, and highly-respected annual conferences.

A world renowned community bookstore, we offer a wide variety of books ranging from children’s literature to travel guides, from top-selling fiction to mystery novels, and we continue to work diligently with community and nonprofit organizations.

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1 Ferry Building San Francisco, CA, USA 94111

A charming general interest bookstore on the Bay side of the Ferry Building, Book Passage serves visitors and locals, offering regional maps, guidebooks, and Bay Area literature, postcards and gifts. An extensive children’s book selection in our “Kids’ Corner” features books for the youngest readers through teens, and an array of activity books and games. New releases and classic fiction, staff picks, cookbooks with an emphasis on local cuisine, and books on current events fill the store. Like the other two Book Passage locations in the Bay Area (in Corte Madera and Sausalito) the Ferry Building venue hosts author signings and literary events several evenings a week. Visitors have included Chelsea Clinton, George Saunders, Dave Eggers, and Nigella Lawson.

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489 Castro St. ​​San Francisco, CA 94114

If you’re looking for a pleasant place to peruse a lot of books, seek no further! Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry San Francisco with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks. We’re a general interest store, so we have a little of everything, but we do specialize in Beat, off-beat, small press, and local literature. Our staff of is happy to help you locate specific titles or you can roam around discovering wondrous obscurities you never knew you couldn’t live without.

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609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Built in 1926, the historic Marines’ Memorial Theatre is an intimate 564-seat jewel box theatre located in the heart of San Francisco’s theatre district between Union Square and Nob Hill. Recently renovated to expand the lobby and upgrade the orchestra seating to be much more comfortable, our historic Union Square theatre is available as a setting for events in San Francisco, including keynotes, celebrations, educational presentations and more. We are also dedicated to bringing the best national, international and local Music, Dance, Author Talks & Lectures and theatrical or film presentations to Bay Area audiences.

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1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA, USA

The City Hall you see today took two years to build. Steel, granite, and four floors of white marble interiors make up San Francisco’s symbol of resilience, built after the previous City Hall was destroyed in the Great Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906.

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3316 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA, USA

Walden Pond Books in Oakland, CA – The San Francisco East Bay’s finest independent bookstore.

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6120 La Salle Avenue, Oakland, CA, USA

GGP is an independent bookstore located in the Montclair Village neighborhood of Oakland. We specialize in personalized recommendations and literary fiction for all ages. Small but mighty!

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1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA, USA

The coolest bookstore in the East Bay.

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900 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

If you’re looking for a pleasant place to peruse a lot of books, seek no further! Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry San Francisco with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks. We’re a general interest store, so we have a little of everything, but we do specialize in Beat, off-beat, small press, and local literature. Our staff of is happy to help you locate specific titles or you can roam around discovering wondrous obscurities you never knew you couldn’t live without.

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2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA

A literary landmark on Berkeley’s famed Telegraph Avenue. Four floors of new, used, and sale books. A full schedule of readings and signings.

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3200 California St, San Francisco, CA, USA

The JCCSF has been serving the Bay Area since 1877 with programs that help individuals and the community to flourish.

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3130 24th St, San Francisco CA 94110

Adobe Books opened the doors to their 16th Street Mission District shop in 1989. Almost immediately, it became a haven for artists, musicians, writers, readers, thinkers and locals alike. In 2001, they began the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery to support local artists and in 2012, they moved all of that and their books over to 24th Street. Today, they’re still operating the gallery and still selling books, and in 2018 they hosted 159 public events at no charge to the artists, musicians, poets, writers and thinkers.

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50 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Alexander’s is centrally located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Walking to our store is always a great option. We are a short walk from Union Square and the Moscone Convention Center (3 to 4 blocks) and just a half block off Market Street on Second Street. We are about a ten minute walk from the Embarcardaro waterfront, Chinatown, North Beach or AT&T ballpark, the home of the San Francisco Giants.

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1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA

The West’s Oldest Independent Bookseller, Since 1851

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4359 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

Face in a Book is a neighborhood gathering place for readers of all ages seeking books on every subject. Located in the heart of Town Center in El Dorado Hills, California, Face in a Book aims to connect people with books and with their community. In addition to the thousands of titles to choose from, Face in a Book is your destination for fun and affordable gifts, greeting cards, and stationery.

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775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Montgomery Village is a premier lifestyle shopping center.

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100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA, USA

The San Francisco Public Library system is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.

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653 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131, USA

Bird & Beckett Books and Records is a cozy shop in the Glen Park neighborhood where you can shop local authors and artists, participate in poetry open mics, hear live jazz every week, and learn more about The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project. This nonprofit organization presents, documents and archives the creative work of living writers and musicians in the Bay Area.

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3036 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

If you’re looking for a lot of books and a pleasant place to peruse them, seek no further. Alley Cat Books opened on 24th Street in the heart of the Mission in 2011, and has since supplied a book-hungry neighborhood with new, used, and remaindered books–in English and Spanish!

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1375 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA, USA

General purpose book store, great kids section, magazines, gifts and games!

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